Friday, October 24, 2014

Vintage and Upcycled Jewelry at GoldDa

Vintage Plastic Link Necklace at Gold Da on Etsy
Vintage "Chunky" Link Plastic Necklace at GoldDa on Etsy,  $33.
Etsy shop GoldDa specializes in vintage and upcycled jewelry. We just love thsi shop because not only do they have the best retro jewelry finds, but no piece goes wasted. Broken, unwanted or mis-matched jewelry end up upcycled into wearable creations and works of art!

Etsy shop GoldDa upcycled this Vintage French Coin
Upcycled French Coin Necklace, at GoldDa on Etsy, $38.
Some upcycled items include coins collected from parts of the world.  This French coin necklace (above) dates to the 80's and has been upcycled into a wearable work of art!   In this shop you will find eclectic treasures, but everything from "dress it up" to "cute and whimsical."

Brooch Enamel from Etsy shop GoldDa
Whimsical Brooch, $25, Enamel coated from GoldDa on Etsy.

The shop owner is Elinor Levin from Tel Aviv, Israel. She says, "I love finding things—whether they be beautiful old vintage discoveries or inspiration from the people and things around me. "  Finds include estate sale treasures!

See more here:
GoldDa on Etsy

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Owls Nest Candles Vintage Goodies Custom Candles

Coffee Can Candle from Etsy
This Folger's Coffee can is lined with a handmade scented candle at Owls Nest Candles!

Today we interviewed Kaley, owner of Owls Nest Candles on Etsy.  Although this may sound like a candle shop only, don't let the name fool you. She's found a menagerie of vintage goodies . What's better, then buying candles and shopping for vintage, is that sometimes she lines the goodies with handmade and lovely smelling candles!   You can pick your own scent and these make great gifts! This shop from Washington State make it a hot stop on Etsy for any vintage or collectible lover!

Q: Why and when did you start selling vintage? 

A: I have always loved candles...and I mean LOVED. I was the girl buying 6 Yankee candles for over $100 every few months because I couldn't get enough. It took me a while to slow down my addiction but thankfully that came in the form of my sister's wedding last year!

She asked me to create hand-made french lavender candles in antique tea cups for her bridesmaids gifts. After constructing that first batch, I was hooked and have been making unique candles ever since (thus ending my heavy reliance on Yankee Candles).

Cast Iron Shoe Rack on Etsy
Cast Iron Shoe Rack, upcycled at Owls Nest Candles on Etsy, $145

Q. What your favorite vintage items are or what you collect? 

A: My favorite vintage/antique items are tea cups, anything rusty and mechanical, I love vintage tools - they certainly don't make them the same anymore!

Vintage Fleet Tool box at owls nest candles on Etsy
Great Story on this box, see below. Find it at Owls Nest Candles on Etsy for $40

Q: Anything currently in your shop with a great story? 

A: 1950's Fleet Steel Tool Box - It was found at an estate sale in Bellevue, WA. It has the original owners name imprinted on the front.

owlsnestcandles on Etsy
Put a candle in this vintage truck $50 awesome at Owls Nest Candles

Q: What item will you hate to see go and why? 

I will hate to see my Vintage Ritz Hardware Truck go to another home. I think it just amazing sitting on my mantel at home.

Q: What other news can you share ? 

A:. I recently started selling candles in a store in Los Angeles, Faithful Roots. (Link Below)

Catch up with Owls Nest Candles:

On Etsy

Thursday, October 16, 2014

1950's Dresses at ReoRia 50s Fashion

1950s Sailor Dress at

 Vintage 50's Sailor Dress, $63 here.

How wonderful is this? This website, features all kinds of 1950's styled dresses!  You can embrace your inner diva in all these retro styles!  From Audrey Hepburn to Marilyn Monroe, you'll be sure to stand out in a crowd.  They are cute, inexpensive, and made to look just like you stepped out of the 50's. 

Polka Dot Vintage 50s Dress at

 Vintage Vixen Housewife Dress is $63 on sale

We found great deals on petticoats for $7.99, and wedge shoes for $18 under their sale section.  Our favorite however is this retro polka dot Vintage Vixen Housewife Dress dress (above) which comes in many colors. For every day wear or Minnie on Halloween, it's just too cute for words.  In fact, polka dot dresses are this companies specialty, you can find a range of 47 styles and variations here in the polka dot dress section.

Cherry Dress on

Retro Style Cherry Dress, $54.99

Vintage dresses often had bright colors and fun fabrics, like this retro style cherry dress (above).  The website features dozens of cherry prints on their dresses, and the one above is a best seller. We love it!

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